By Carl A Haaretz op-ed opines that Israel should follow Nelson Mandela's lead in trying to come to grips with the Palestinian question: The first and clearest lesson one can learn from Mandela is that peace is only achievable if the putative peacemakers believe in it. Show More Summary
God only knows why the authorities in South Africa are keeping 94-year-old Nelson Mandela alive - by the artificial means of a visit to Intensive Care Unit (ICU). In days gone by the kind of persistent chest infection that the former...Show More Summary
Best wishes to Nelson Mandela and his family. Mandela, 94, has been hospitalized again for a recurring lung infection. He is in "serious but stable" condition according to doctors. So this happened. In Dulles UAL lounge listening toShow More Summary
The former South African leader is in serious but stable condition with a lung infection. Mandela was last released April 6 for pneumonia, and has been extremely “vulnerable to respiratory problems” since he contracted tuberculosis. His office released this statement: “During the past few days, former President Nelson Mandela has had a recurrence of lung [...]
Nelson Mandela, who was admitted to hospital earlier for a recurrent respiratory infection, is breathing on his own, a spokesman for the South African presidency has said. The 94-year-old former South African president and anti-apartheid hero was admitted to hospital early on Saturday after battling the infection for a few days. Show More Summary
"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." -- Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa The impact of HIV and AIDS on children is devastating. To date, an estimated 16 million children have lost one or both parents due to AIDS, 90 percent of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa. Show More Summary
Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa There are few people in the world who do not know the face of Desmond Tutu. When Nelson Mandela appointed him to chair the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa,...Show More Summary
Meeting with the leaders of four African countries, President Obama paid tribute to the ailing former South African president and anti-aparthaid leader, Nelson Mandela, calling him a "hero." Obama said he and the leaders would be keeping Mandela and his...
Legendary South African leader Nelson Mandela is in the hospital today with a lung infection, and MSNBC could not resist using the occasion to compare President Obama to Mr. Mandela. During a discussion with Time managing editor Richard...Show More Summary
Nelson Mandela, 94, is back in the hospital with a lung infection. In a statement, the current South African President Jacob Zuma said “we appeal to the people of South Africa and the world to pray for our beloved Madiba [a nickname for Mandela] and his family and to keep them in their thoughts.” “We [...]
Winnie Mandela, ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, expressed "surprise and shock" that she might be charged with murder in the death of two yound ANC activists 24 years ago....
Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to the hospital for tests, the AP reports. Mandela was admitted for a "scheduled medical check-up to manage existing conditions in line with his age," according to a statement from the president's office. Show More Summary
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A little known fact about Nelson Mandela: He enjoys watching the TLC reality-TV show Toddlers & Tiaras, at least according to Zaziwe Mandela, one of his granddaughters who is leveraging her famous last name into a new reality-TV series...Show More Summary
By Frank Moraes Glenn Greenwald sent me to a CNN article from 1 July 2008, Mandela Off U.S. Terrorism Watch List. The first sentence of the article reads, "Former South African President Nelson Mandela is to be removed from a U.S. terrorism...Show More Summary
Nelson Mandela is in the hospital, and, for the past five days, reporters in Pretoria, South Africa have been staked out outside a hospital reporting on his condition. Yesterday, however, they learned they were at the wrong hospital....Show More Summary
AFP: Nelson Mandela is comfortable, after a restful night in hospital for tests, the South African government said Sunday as the leader spent his second day in hospital. President Jacob Zuma visited the country's first black president...Show More Summary
On the 5th of August Mary Robinson delivered the annual Nelson Mandela lecture in Cape Town. It should have been an occasion when the former Irish President and UN Human… Continue reading The post South Africa: Mired in corruption? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams gushed over a speech Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made on a trip to South Africa: "...she talked about the strength she received from Nelson Mandela back when she was first...Show More Summary